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French probe into planned attack

Published 23/04/2015

Prime minister Manuel Valls says France has stopped five terror attacks since January
Prime minister Manuel Valls says France has stopped five terror attacks since January

French investigators are searching for possible accomplices in the planned attack on a church uncovered when the suspect apparently shot himself by accident, the prime minister said.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls that the would-be attacker could have had a network or people who provided logistical support.

The 24-year-old Algerian computer science student was arrested on Sunday after he called for an ambulance for his wounded leg.

Police found an arsenal in his car and authorities later linked him to the death of a young Frenchwoman whose body was discovered that morning.

France's Interior Ministry says six planned attacks have been thwarted since summer 2013.

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